Juneteenth: Celebration of Freedom Across Dallas-Fort Worth

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DALLAS -- The month of June has so many things going on. It brings us the first day of summer. And if you’re in Texas, it brings us hurricane season.  Another day June has become synonymous with is Juneteenth.

That’s right! Juneteenth is a mash up of June and the 19.

You see, on June 19 1865, Texans were informed all slaves were free, making June 19 a Texas state holiday and a day to remember.

Now, there is no doubt the entire Lone Star State is celebrating, and Dallas is no exception. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center brought people from all over Dallas to shine a light on an event that changed the lives of so many.

Not only does Juneteenth showcase what happened in the past, but it lets future generations appreciate all the adversity faced by African-Americans.

Hey, there are lots of Juneteenth celebrations around the area and one of them brought singer Keke Wyatt to town! We can definitely say the MLK Community Center Board knows how to throw a party!

In the end, freedom is something we can all celebrate.